About this work
With her feminine portrait paintings she honours and celebrates the feminine forms, grace, movement, vulnerability and strength. “I portray the female desires and ambitions, at the same time idealistic and caring,” says Mo Nique.
Mo Nique loves to experiment with her brush and palette knife. She is not afraid to try out a variety of styles and techniques. This South African artist uses mainly oil paint. The softness, transparency of the paint and the way the different colours mix is what fascinates her. Her painting is characterised by bold and self-assured brushstrokes. With her palette knife she brings texture into her flower paintings. Her creative process is accompanied by funky music and swinging dance movements. These dynamics flow onto canvas.
Sophistication.…she makes me think of a Spanish dancer … her face glows …soft and feminine …yet full of passion …I painted her to be the epitome of feminism … she will look at you with her sexy beautiful brown eyes ….never will she bore you … there will always be life …passion and a real woman …sophisticated …just what you wanted. The bold brushstrokes of colour around her serene face keep you enchanted .
This work can be viewed at
Furniture store, Wuustwezel